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Greek Life

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3 College Student

Greek Life: In my UGA groupme, all the girls ever talk about is Greek Life and about recruitment. Don't get me wrong, Greek life sounds like loads of fun, but it is just expensive and I feel like it takes too much time.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: It is a great way to meet people and do volunteer work

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek Life is prevalent on the campus however, depending on how social you are, non greeks really are to pressed about it.

3 College Senior

Greek Life: Like most southern schools, Greek life is pretty important to the University of Georgia. Milledge Avenue is stamped with large plantation style homes homing many different Greeks. There is so many different fraternities and sororities. You are bound to find one where you will fit in. Many of the students choose to be apart of them and wear their baggy sorority shirts, about two sizes to large, covering their Nike shorts. It's nice that it is casual, because the rest of the campus does not feel imposed upon because they are wearing gym shorts and t-shirts. Your typical student here, is dressed in Nike shorts, big t-shirts, and Chaco sandals. The climate here is humid and hot most of the time, so this is nice. Students whether Greek or not get along on campus. We all seem to mesh and those who are non-Greeks still get along with Greeks.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greeks do a lot for the community and charities but this is sometimes overshadowed by some of the negative aspects of Greek life, like the parties and hazing.

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Every night of the week, there is some Greek social or party going on, and the themes are really creative. If you have trouble meeting people and making friends on your own, you might want to consider rushing. In a Greek organization, you will meet literally hundreds of people, both males and females, and there is great camaraderie within the Greek community. Frat parties are very popular, and you don't have to be Greek to get in, but people do get turned away for various reasons, and it is even rumored that some people have been turned away based on their racial background. The Greeks can tend to dominate social life on campus at times, and if you live in an all-female dorm, there really is no escaping the incessant sorority news and gossip. Some of the Greeks are very stuck up and snobby, and will not pay any attention to non-Greeks, but of course this does not apply to everyone.

I have heard all kinds of rush stories, ranging from the horrific to the ecstatic. The students who are most disappointed are the ones who come into the process with their hearts set on a specific sorority or fraternity. Fraternity competition is generally not quite as fierce as that of sororities. I have heard many stories where students with all the proper recommendations, and even legacies, are deferred from their top choices. It happens. Overall, if rushing is something you feel like you really want to do, there are tons of options, and you will probably find something you love. If you're undecided about the whole thing, talk to someone who has already done it. If you go into it with a few options, you will have much less stress.

Facts & Statistics

Undergrad Men in Fraternities
20%
Undergrad Women in Sororities
25%
Number of Fraternities
34
Number of Sororities
24
Fraternities
  • Alpha Epsilon Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Rho
  • Alpha Kappa Lambda
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Alpha Tau Omega
  • Beta Theta Pi
  • Chi Phi
  • Chi Psi
  • Delta Sigma Phi
  • Delta Tau Delta
  • Kappa Alpha
  • Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Kappa Sigma
  • Lambda Chi Alpha
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon
  • Lambda Theta Phi
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Phi Delta Theta
  • Phi Gamma Delta
  • Phi Kappa Psi
  • Phi Kappa Theta
  • Pi Kappa Alpha
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon
  • Sigma Beta Rho
  • Sigma Chi
  • Sigma Nu
  • Sigma Phi Epsilon
  • Sigma Pi
  • Tau Epsilon Phi
  • Tau Kappa Epsilon
  • Theta Chi
Sororities
  • Alpha Chi Omega
  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alpha Gamma Delta
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Omicron Pi
  • Chi Omega
  • Delta Delta Delta
  • Delta Gamma
  • Delta Phi Lambda
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Delta Zeta
  • Gamma Phi Beta
  • Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kappa Delta
  • Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Lambda Theta Alpha
  • Phi Mu
  • Pi Beta Phi
  • Sigma Delta Tau
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Sigma Kappa
  • Sigma Sigma Rho
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Zeta Tau Alpha
Multicultural Colonies
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha (NPHC)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha (NPHC)
  • Delta Phi Lambda (MGC)
  • Delta Sigma Theta (NPHC)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi (NPHC)
  • Lambda Phi Epsilon (MGC)
  • Lambda Sigma Upsilon (MGC)
  • Lambda Theta Alpha (MGC)
  • Lambda Theta Phi (MGC)
  • Omega Psi Phi (NPHC)
  • Phi Beta Sigma (NPHC)
  • Sigma Beta Rho (MGC)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho (NPHC)
  • Sigma Sigma Rho (MGC)
  • Zeta Phi Beta (NPHC)
Other Greek Organizations
  • Interfraternity Council
  • Multicultural Greek Council
  • National Pan-Hellenic Council
  • Order of Omega
  • Panhellenic Council
Did You Know?
  • The all-fraternity average GPA is 3.07.
  • The all-sorority average GPA is 3.33.

Student Polls

What is Greek life's role in the campus social scene?    Based on 316 responses

  • 60% Greek life is pretty big. You don't have to join to enjoy the parties, but you might want to consider it.
  • 33% Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.
  • 6% Greek life is huge-you're no one if you're not Greek.
  • 1% Greek life is pretty low-key and has little effect on the social scene.
  • 1% We don't have Greek life.

What is the general attitude of non-Greeks toward Greeks?    Based on 315 responses

  • 8% Most non-Greeks think Greeks do great things for the community.
  • 43% Most non-Greeks are indifferent about Greeks.
  • 18% Non-Greeks think Greeks are only good for the parties they throw.
  • 31% Non-Greeks see Greeks as snobby and cliquey.

How difficult is it to get into a fraternity or sorority?    Based on 316 responses

  • 7% Very easy.
  • 43% Somewhat easy.
  • 45% Somewhat difficult.
  • 4% Very difficult.

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